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January 22, 2013 - 2:05 pm

The Obama government is now knowingly arming an Islamist government. The United States is going ahead with gifting Egypt with new F-16 fighters and Abrams tanks. The first four F-16s departed for the next Middle Eastern war this morning.

A source who works on the Naval Air Force Base in Dallas confirmed the departure of the state-of-the-art fighter planes to FoxNews.com. Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally..

Critics, including several in Congress, say it doesn’t make sense to follow through with the package, given that new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected last summer, has given decidedly mixed signals about relations with the U.S. While he has toned down his rhetoric since his election, in 2010 – the same year the aid package was struck – Morsi attacked Obama for supporting Israel.

“One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama — talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine,” Morsi, then a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Egyptian television in reaction to Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. “[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not.”

Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood has proceeded to remake Egypt into an Islamist state at a blistering pace. Egypt now has a new constitution that enshrines sharia as the basis of its law. Morsi is blaming the French, and by extension the US, for the al Qaeda uprising and terrorist attacks in Mali.

Morsi is not on America’s side. He has called Jews “pigs” and “bloodsuckers” and said that negotiating with Israel at all is a waste of time, implying that a military confrontation to eradicate Israel is inevitable.

Yet Obama is determined to arm him.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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